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Old 12-18-2011, 06:41 PM
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There are many non-famous/pseudo-famous people who broadcast private matters and photos over Twitter. Announcing pregnancies on TV is not necessarily a pre-cursor to oversharing.
...just because people do it doesn't make it okay or acceptable. Not every stage of life has to be shared with the public. At this point, I see them as the fundie Kardashians.

I just felt it was a deeply private item that should not have been broadcast to an unconsenting audience. As someone who's always liked and tolerated the Duggars, they lost a lot of points in my book. Of course, this is my opinion--I'm sure there are a lot of people who ate it up with a spoon.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:03 PM
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Any thoughts on them releasing pictures of Jubilee at the memorial service?
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It seems that the photos, from what I've heard, were done tastefully. My problem with it is that one of the kids (not Jim-Bob or Michelle) felt the need to post them on Twitter. It was a private matter and not something to be broadcast to millions. I guess this is to be expected from the family who announces their pregnancies on the Today Show...

JimBob's niece, Famy Duggar (oops, I mean Amy Duggar) released the photos on her Facebook and Twitter.

They supposedly wanted privacy, but had a public memorial service, gave at least three or four exclusive interviews to People Magazine, and published the recorded message to the deceased fetus/baby (I don't know what to call her) on their webpage. Interestingly, when Michele first recorded it, she said that whenever people ask how many children she has, she'll say 20 - 19 here and one in heaven. People started asking questions about the first baby she miscarried right after Josh, and today the recording was changed to "whenever people ask how many kids I have, I'll say 21, 19 here and 2 in heaven."

The oldest son, Josh, also posted an Instagram photo of the parents seated at the gravesite ceremony with the caption:

"Just buried my lil sis! She was only 19 weeks old...Not an easy one! God is good!"

I didn't put in the exclamation points.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:18 PM
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...just because people do it doesn't make it okay or acceptable. Not every stage of life has to be shared with the public. At this point, I see them as the fundie Kardashians.
I didn't mean to imply that it was or was not. I agree with you on what's in bold. I was just saying that fame by itself is not likely the cause of those pictures going up because so many (over)share private matters in the same way.

ETA: What is an Instagram?
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:42 PM
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:51 PM
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Gravesite pictures creep me out by themselves. iDon't think this would make it any better.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:58 PM
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Gravesite pictures creep me out by themselves. iDon't think this would make it any better.
LOL- the only pictures I've ever seen of some of my relatives were taken at the funeral home. Weird, I know.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:48 PM
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I just felt it was a deeply private item that should not have been broadcast to an unconsenting audience.
Perfect example of what you mentioned. One of my friends was tagged in an FB photo. It was a photo of her sister posing with her mother's headstone and she tagged all of her siblings. I instantly thought of this thread.

While I (in theory) support whatever helps that family, I see what you're saying. I didn't need to see that and very much wish I hadn't.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:17 PM
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I am now going into the living room to gaze admiringly at my husband every time he opens his mouth and see how long that lasts.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:57 PM
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HUSBAND: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY WIIIIIIIIIIIIIFE!!!!!

Each time this thread is bumped TTT I get nervous that Michelle's pregnant again.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:07 PM
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:33 PM
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I am now going into the living room to gaze admiringly at my husband every time he opens his mouth and see how long that lasts.
So, how long before he questioned your sanity?
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:48 PM
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I glanced at a couple of pictures of Michelle gazing admiringly at Jim Bob as he spoke and went into the living room and copied the look when Mr. C. started talking.

Everybody laughed at me.

Great picture, Dr. Phil!
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:52 PM
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But wouldn't they just view having a reality show as God's way of giving them a platform to spread His message?

I say that with all seriousness. It's like tweeting "God is good!" right after burying your sister. They see everything as "the plan" and if you can stand up and broadcast your beliefs, then isn't even a reality show Good News?
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:16 AM
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This thread never ceases to amaze me. If you're pro-choice, shouldn't you be more accepting of these families? After all, they're exercising their choice.

I'll be the first to say that having a quiverful family would and never was an option for me, but I've known enough (4-5) to know that they usually do work well. Okay, there's one such family in my current church whose choice I question - there's just not the emotional support among these kids.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:30 AM
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Poor parenting knows no limitations - someone can be a poor parent with one child. Through my involvement in home schooling and my church I've known many families with more than 4 children, all of whom were great parents with amazing organizational skills. The children appear to be happy, healthy and doing well in their studies. Admittedly, my circle tends to be more educated than average.
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